Your Referral Program Might Suck. Four Ways to Make Them Better

So, you already know that referrals are your highest quality source of placements. But did you know that your current talent pool could generate hundreds of more referrals every year if you simply used the right tools to promote, manage, and scale your program?

On today’s Sourcing School podcast, we spend 10 minutes with David Folwell, the man behind the tech at to understand what’s good, what’s bad, and what you can do generate more $$$ as you work to build your pipeline.

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  1. Treat every candidate with respect because a lot of referrals come from people you don’t place – Get referrals from every interview regardless out of the outcome
  2. Give Starbucks gift cards to anyone who sends you a highly qualified lead
  3. Use tools like Staffing Referrals to automate the promotion
  4. Share success stories about how much other candidates have made and how they made successful referrals people to you


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Ryan Leary

Ryan Leary helps create the processes, ideas and innovation that drives RecruitingDaily. He’s our in-house expert for anything related to sourcing, tools or technology. A lead generation and brand buzz building machine, he has built superior funnel systems for some of the industries top HR Tech and Recruitment brands. He is a veteran to the online community and a partner here at RecruitingDaily.

Brian Fink

In 280 characters or less, Brian Fink is a Senior Technical Sourcer at Twitter. Obsessed with all things sourcing and recruiting, Fink focuses on attracting open-source technologists who want to build the future!


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